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First Look: Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack in Stephen King's Cell

Mar. 14, 2014by: Niki Stephens

John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are making CELL their second Stephen King collaboration. The two first made horror magic in 1408. Well, maybe you didnt think it was horror magic, but I thought it was one of the better flicks of the genre to come out in the past 10 years.

If that one didnt do too much for you, maybe CELL will. The story centers on the fallout when a powerful signal is broadcast across cell phone networks worldwide. The signal re-programs the users minds and makes them murderous beasts. Alright, maybe that sounds less scary. Originally Eli Roth was on to adapt and direct but that fell through. The helming job is now that of Tod 'Kip' Williams of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, with the screenplay written co-written by King and Adam Alleca (LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT).

The first still from the film comes to us via German horror site, Blairwitch.de. Here we see Cusack, Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Owen Teague in their warm and cozies but looking not so cozy; more uneasy.

Cusack might also have another go at one of Kings novels, the prequel to THE SHINING: DOCTOR SLEEP. The actor is interested in adapting and starring. So maybe well get that.

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12:55AM on 03/16/2014

The book was cool...

I did enjoy the book alot but the end of it was rather silly and blah. Hopefully they fix that for the movie and make the movie really scary the book had alot of scare moments.
I did enjoy the book alot but the end of it was rather silly and blah. Hopefully they fix that for the movie and make the movie really scary the book had alot of scare moments.
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4:21PM on 03/15/2014

Why?

I read a lot of Stephen King and Cell was perhaps his worst novel. Doctor Sleep is probably his second worst. Hollywood should just forget about these and focus on the upcoming adaptions of his best work;, It, The Stand and The Dark Tower.
I read a lot of Stephen King and Cell was perhaps his worst novel. Doctor Sleep is probably his second worst. Hollywood should just forget about these and focus on the upcoming adaptions of his best work;, It, The Stand and The Dark Tower.
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11:15AM on 03/15/2014
Can you make a good movie out of a shit novel?
Can you make a good movie out of a shit novel?
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7:12AM on 03/17/2014
Yes, but you have to be willing to change some of the elements from the source material that doesn't work. And you have to be prepared for the outcry of fan purists who expect the book to translate exactly into the movie, even if the book is flawed.
Yes, but you have to be willing to change some of the elements from the source material that doesn't work. And you have to be prepared for the outcry of fan purists who expect the book to translate exactly into the movie, even if the book is flawed.
10:19AM on 03/15/2014
like Phillip implied I am impressed that a person can get paid $8682 in 4 weeks on the internet . website here http://www.mac22.com
like Phillip implied I am impressed that a person can get paid $8682 in 4 weeks on the internet . website here http://www.mac22.com
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7:03AM on 03/15/2014

Prequel to The Shining

Isn't the prequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep...in fact The Shining? Either this or or any other prequel is a bad idea, but what's wrong with Doctor Sleep?
Isn't the prequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep...in fact The Shining? Either this or or any other prequel is a bad idea, but what's wrong with Doctor Sleep?
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7:02AM on 03/15/2014

Prequel to The Shining

Isn't the prequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep...in fact The Shining? Either this or or any other prequel is a bad idea, but what's wrong with Doctor Sleep?
Isn't the prequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep...in fact The Shining? Either this or or any other prequel is a bad idea, but what's wrong with Doctor Sleep?
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7:01AM on 03/15/2014

Prequel to The Shining

Isn't the prequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep...in fact The Shining? Either this or or any other prequel is a bad idea, but what's wrong with Doctor Sleep?
Isn't the prequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep...in fact The Shining? Either this or or any other prequel is a bad idea, but what's wrong with Doctor Sleep?
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4:05AM on 03/15/2014
Look forward to this.. we need more film or TV adaptations of King's work.

oh and BTW Dr. Sleep is a sequel and not a prequel to the Shining.
Look forward to this.. we need more film or TV adaptations of King's work.

oh and BTW Dr. Sleep is a sequel and not a prequel to the Shining.
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3:21AM on 03/15/2014

Enjoyed the book

Could be good?
Could be good?
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2:38AM on 03/15/2014
I have absolutely no confidence in the director. I think this will go down as another "meh" King adaptation.
I have absolutely no confidence in the director. I think this will go down as another "meh" King adaptation.
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1:58AM on 03/15/2014

Awesome

Can't wait to see this.
Can't wait to see this.
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9:11PM on 03/14/2014

Wait.....What???

"The signal re-programs the users minds and makes them murderous beasts."

Seriously? Wasn't that the plot of the fake movie from Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Bleh....
"The signal re-programs the users minds and makes them murderous beasts."

Seriously? Wasn't that the plot of the fake movie from Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Bleh....
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11:17AM on 03/15/2014
You do realize there was a movie made before Forgetting Sarah Marshall called "THE SIGNAL" don't you? It came out in 2007, a full year before that subpar comedy.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall producers stole that idea. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
You do realize there was a movie made before Forgetting Sarah Marshall called "THE SIGNAL" don't you? It came out in 2007, a full year before that subpar comedy.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall producers stole that idea. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
2:00PM on 03/15/2014
Yes, 'The Signal' in no way whatsoever stole the idea from 'Videodrome'.
Yes, 'The Signal' in no way whatsoever stole the idea from 'Videodrome'.
7:33PM on 03/14/2014
Hopefully the film is just as good as the book.
Hopefully the film is just as good as the book.
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